Sometimes life gets just way too hectic and I feel like I am always running. Today my baby girl and I had an oppourtunity for a Mommy and Daughter day and I made the concious effort this morning to just sit and concentrate on her. I sipped my coffee while she coloured pictures. Even when my mind was reminding me of the laundry that's not done, the things I'd like to get done....I just made myself slow down. And it paid off big time. Later on in the morning we got to go out to a local park where an environmental educational event was going on....her Dada was there for his work. The weather was cool and wet but luckily the rain held off for the most part.
My Daughter and I had the best time! We watched/took part in an interactive storytelling for a group of kids...and my heart sang to watch her so little yet so enthralled and taking part when she could (she liked hooting like an owl with everyone else).
Days like these make me wonder if I am doing the right thing working full time. I want more days like these. I'd like to take her to the library, to art galleries, to big playgrounds where she has the opourtunity to meet other kids and learn from the things she sees them doing.
Maybe I'll start taking one workday a month off for an Mommy and Daughter Day of Fun! Make Memories and the payoff will be greater then the money I'd be missing.